cp copy all contents of directory to another one including hidden files and folders howto

cp -a /your/source/. /your/dest/

-a preserves all file atributes and symlinks

the "." at the end of /source/ includes all hidden files such as .htacess, .bash_history, .ssh etc..

The / in /dest/ makes sure the contents go into it instead of replacing /dest itself (eg. if you did not have the / at the end).


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